The newly-chartered and formed American Legion Post #279 in Woodbury, Tennessee, under the leadership of Commander Bobby Ferrell, is off and running.
The new Post already has over 50 members and our Auxillary has over 25 members.
Our meetings, usually on the third Thursday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center start at 5:45PM with a sit down meal prepared by the ladies of our Auxillary. Our meeting follows at 6:30PM.
The meeting portion is focused on entertaining, informative, and fun agendas.
All of the intricate affairs of business are covered in a separate meeting of the Executive Board which is made up of the Commander and Post Officers, and meets each month prior to our regular meeting. This way all of the business items are taken care of prior to our regular meetings. This allows the members to enjoy their sit down meal, relax, and socialize with friends, and enjoy the scheduled guest speakers and special events.
At our last meeting we had Representative Diane Black's Field Representative, Beth Cope, who had a very informative session followed by a question and answer session. We also had Mrs. Campbell, Director, of the Volunteer Services Office at the Alvin C. York Medical Center in Murfreesboro who made a presentation on the various volunteer programs at the VA.
Our hard-charging Commander is "Setting the Pace" for the future of the American Legion Post. His Post Officers are hard working, enthusiastic and ready to meet the challenge. All of our members are ready and willing to meet the challenge.
Certificates of Appreciation were presented by Commander Ferrell to the following officers. Bob Stoetzel, Finance Officer; Penny Daniels, Adjutant; Randy Gerdes, Vice Commander; Ralph Dunning, Vice Commander; Christine Barrett, Sergeant in Arms; Jim Stone, Chaplain and Public Relations Officer.
If you are a veteran and you qualify, and you want to be where the action is, then come and be part of a good thing for our veterans and our community.
God bless you and yours, and God bless this great country, and God bless the American Legion Post #279.